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Over the past two weeks alone, seven House Republicans have announced they won’t run again, including two of just 13 GOP women in the House and the chamber’s lone African American Republican.
The way we produce food and manage land must change radically if humans hope to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise, according to a new report by the United Nations panel on climate change.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Heavy financial losses are forcing the closure of two rural hospitals, one in West Virginia and one in Ohio. The Intelligencer reports the hospitals’ President and CEO Daniel C. Dunmyer said in a statement on Wednesday that Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and East Ohio Regional Hospital in… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A bouncer says he “would’ve died” before he let the Ohio gunman into the bar where hundreds of people were hiding during the melee. Jeremy Ganger, who works at Ned Peppers in Dayton’s entertainment district, recalled giving the shooter a “dead stare,” determined to block him from getting into the bar… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat. The lawmakers say the goal is to protect Kentuckians from gun violence while protecting due-process rights. Promoting the proposal on Thursday were Republican Sens. Julie Raque… Read More
Veterans are warning that the Department of Veterans Affairs has not resolved serious flaws in the way the program is administered.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ve suspended a West Virginia pharmacy’s registration for improperly dispensing prescription drugs. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the suspension against Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy on Thursday. Stuart says the pharmacy filled about 2,000 prescriptions for a widely-misused drug called Subutex over a three-year period despite red flags that… Read More
EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING: This feature may contain language and lyrical content that is not suitable for all listeners. Athens’ own Death to the State performed three songs off of their forthcoming album, Kill the Rich and Burn the Money in WOUB’s Radio A. Listen to the session, and stay tuned for a brief interview with the… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new campaign and website to recruit and encourage potential teachers. The Education Department says there was a 36% decline in the completion of education preparation programs in Kentucky from 2008 to 2017. Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis unveiled the new website, www.goteachky.com, at a… Read More
POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia state trooper is in stable condition after being shot in a gunfight where he killed a suspect. The West Virginia State Police on Wednesday released details on Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman’s condition. The department has also identified the suspect as 43-year-old William Biggs. Officials… Read More
Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio will host a FREE Audio Production Music Program as part of the Stuart’s Arts Education program and applications are open now! Stuart’s Opera House has created a free program of study for high school students in Southeast Ohio designed to teach the basic skills of audio production in the… Read More
Several unions representing workers at the state’s two nuclear plants are objecting to a new bankruptcy plan by FirstEnergy Solutions, saying the energy generator’s latest filing would not honor union contracts. Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) says many legislators recently voted to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear plants because they thought they were protecting union jobs. That… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A restaurant in West Virginia has hosted a dementia-friendly night meant to entertain and treat both caregivers and the cared. The Herald-Dispatch reports the Wednesday event at Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti in Huntington was the first of its kind in the Tri-State area. The event was created by Dementia Friendly Huntington and the… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead. In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and… Read More